With great humour and vitality, Robert Roberts evokes his Edwardian childhood in the vivid portrait of a vanished community. Breathing the smoke from the factory chimneys, the children of Salford struggled daily to survive the grinding poverty that surrounded them. Sharing lively games along the railways lines and canal banks, their lives were rich in experience and comradeship. -- .
'One of the best and most sensitive of English working-class autobiographies'
' A marvelous piece of work ... this vivid portrait of a vanished community ... bubbles with comic vitality Spectator
'The autobiography of an exceptional man ... a memoir of quite extraordinary richness' The Observer -- .
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition